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Paris: Jewish store to reopen after terror attack

Oliver Gee · 13 Mar 2015, 11:40

Published: 13 Mar 2015 11:40 GMT+01:00

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The Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket in Paris that became the site of a bloody hostage drama during a jihadist attack in January will re-open Sunday, according to a management source.

The kosher shop has been fully renovated and will re-open with new staff, the source said on Friday.

The Hyper Cacher store on the eastern edge of Paris was badly damaged during the attack on January 9, when jihadist Amedy Coulibaly killed four Jewish hostages before he was shot dead when police stormed the building.

His assault came two days after two other jihadists Said and Cherif Kouachi killed 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Another business severely affected by the terrorist attack was the printworks in the village of Dammartin-en-Goëlle, to the north of Paris.

The premises was badly damaged in a shoot-out between the Kouachi brothers and police on January 9th.

The owner of the company Michel Catalano was forced to appeal for financial help through the crowdfunding site Leetchi.com to to raise funds that would allow him to pay for new machinery that were destroyed in the siege as well as the repairs to the building.


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And his call was answered with news earlier this month that €100,000 had been raised through donations from more than 2,500 people.

Catalano had been briefly held hostage by the Kouachi brothers before they allowed him to leave. Another member of hisstaff had hid beneath a sink on the premises for more than eight hours.


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